1. Secluded from society; not frequented by human beings; solitary.
Like one that on a lonesome roadColeridge.
Doth walk in fear and dread.
2. Conscious of, and somewhat depressed by, solitude; as, to feel lonesome.
Lone"some*ly, adv. Lone"some*ness, n.
(Long) a. [Compar. Longer ; superl. Longest ] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G.
lang, Icel. langr, Sw. lång, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. &radic125. Cf. Length, Ling a fish,
Linger, Lunge, Purloin.]
1. Drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; protracted; extended; as, a long line; opposed to
short, and distinguished from broad or wide.
2. Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long
series of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a long book.
3. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.
4. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
The we may us reserve both fresh and strongSpenser.
Against the tournament, which is not long.
5. Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long,
that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc.
6. Far-reaching; extensive. " Long views." Burke.
7. (Phonetics) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; said of vowels and syllables.
See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 22, 30.
Long is used as a prefix in a large number of compound adjectives which are mostly of obvious meaning; as,
long- armed, long-beaked, long-haired, long- horned, long-necked, long-sleeved, long- tailed,
long- worded, etc.
In the long run, in the whole course of things taken together; in the ultimate result; eventually. Long
clam (Zoöl.), the common clam (Mya arenaria) of the Northern United States and Canada; called
also soft-shell clam and long-neck clam. See Mya. Long cloth, a kind of cotton cloth of superior
quality. Long clothes, clothes worn by a young infant, extending below the feet. Long division.
(Math.) See Division. Long dozen, one more than a dozen; thirteen. Long home, the grave.
Long measure, Long meter. See under Measure, Meter. Long Parliament (Eng. Hist.),
the Parliament which assembled Nov. 3, 1640, and was dissolved by Cromwell, April 20, 1653. Long
price, the full retail price. Long purple (Bot.), a plant with purple flowers, supposed to be the
Orchis mascula. Dr. Prior. Long suit (Whist), a suit of which one holds originally more than three
cards. R. A. Proctor. Long tom. (a) A pivot gun of great length and range, on the dock of a vessel.
(b) A long trough for washing auriferous earth. [Western U.S.] (c) (Zoöl.) The long-tailed titmouse.
Long wall (Coal Mining), a working in which the whole seam is removed and the roof allowed to
fall in, as the work progresses, except where passages are needed. Of long, a long time. [Obs.]
Fairfax. To be, or go, long of the market, To be on the long side of the market, etc. (Stock
Exchange), to hold stock for a rise in price, or to have a contract under which one can demand stock
on or before a certain day at a stipulated price; opposed to short in such phrases as, to be short of
stock, to sell short, etc. [Cant] See Short. To have a long head, to have a farseeing or sagacious